Stories by Agam Shah

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords that can pose fire and burn hazards

Hewlett-Packard has recalled more than 6 million laptop power cords that could pose fire and burn hazards.

Microsoft considering development boards for Windows Phone, RT

Microsoft has considered making development boards for Windows Phone or Windows RT in addition to the x86 boards it already makes, but the company isn't saying if it would ever release such products.

Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client

Dell for the first time is using an Intel processor in its Wyse thin clients, which are used as alternatives to enterprise PCs.

Inexpensive Windows PCs hitting the market with help from Microsoft

Microsoft is helping hardware makers build low-priced Windows PCs to combat Chromebooks and the early results of that effort are hitting the market.

Intel highlights more of its wireless computing plans

Intel is taking more steps to provide what it calls "wire-free" computing by 2016, a plan the company first talked about publicly in June at the Computex trade show.

Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

Generic Android tablets with 7-inch screens and quad-core chips that deliver decent performance could soon sell for under US$35.

Samsung builds custom Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet with Barnes & Noble

Samsung is moving deeper into e-book and multimedia sales with Barnes & Noble, with which it jointly built a custom Nook tablet that's available now for US$179.

Microsoft offers custom Windows OS to all first generation Intel Galileo owners

Microsoft is encouraging more hardware hackers to develop Windows-based smart devices and appliances with expanded availability of a preview OS to all owners of Intel's Galileo board.

Lenovo's x86 server buyout from IBM clears last US hurdle

Lenovo's planned acquisition of IBM's x86 server business for US$2.3 billion has cleared a major U.S. regulatory hurdle, paving the way for the deal to close by the end of the year.

Heartbleed exposes weaknesses in hardware design

Heartbleed may have been a software bug, but it highlighted glaring weaknesses in existing hardware architectures, which remain vulnerable to memory-bound attacks, a university researcher said this week.

Biometric headphones measure a wearer's heart rate

Ever wonder what your heart rate is when you're running while listening to music?

Nonprofit to bring Sega game console chips back to life

Processors that powered some of Sega's famous gaming consoles in the 1990s will come back to life starting later this year.

AppliedMicro's 64-core chip could spark off ARM core war

A decade-old race to crank up core counts in x86 chips may have lulled, but the competition has just started picking up in ARM processors.

Microsoft to speed up Bing with FPGAs next year

It started off as an experiment, but Microsoft now wants to speed up and return more accurate Bing search results with the help of reconfigurable chips called FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays) in data centers.

'Biochip' aims to quicken disease diagnosis, cut medical test costs

A new "biochip" under development to accurately identify disease strains may reduce costs for medical testing and also reduce wait time for results.